Lorraine J. Seay-Smith, 87, a resident of Espanola, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday June 20, 2022. Her spirit and soul rejoiced as she entered a new life in the presence of God. She was preceded in death by her parents Juan Delfin (J.D. Sr.) and Rosalia Martinez, brother Wilbert Andres Martinez, sister Sophie Hayes, father of her children Bernie L. Jacques and daughter in-law Evelyn Jacquez. Lorraine spent many years managing the family business, JD’s Cleaners. She was a woman of faith who prayed her rosary daily. Lorraine was a dedicated mother who supported her children throughout their adolescent years in all their activities and endeavors. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, hiking, and spending time at the casino. Lorraine was also an avid reader and enjoyed working on puzzles, jewelry, and painting. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She is survived by her husband Leland J. Smith, children Gene M. Jacquez, Angelo D. Jacques (Romelyn), and Naidene Jacques-Martinez (Jake), brother, J.D. Martinez Jr. (Rita), grandchildren, Claire Jacques, Josh Jacquez, Hayley Jacques, and Princess Naidene Jacques; 1 great-grandchild, Violet Ray Jacques. Godchildren, Debra Archuleta and Kathy Carrillo.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are, Phillip Martinez, Tillie Martinez, Beatrice Vigil, Norma Herrera, Peggy Sue Martinez and Nanette Rodriguez.
Special Thanks to Hospice Care Nurse Eloida Martinez who spent endless hours giving loving care to Lorraine.
Following her wishes, a private service will be held, and she will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Espanola Animal Shelter, 108 Hamm Parkway, Espanola, NM 87532 in memory of Lorraine J. Seay-Smith.
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